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Site name Northdown, Margate
Site number 906
Burial codes 4005 4009 4022 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4043 4044 4047 4051 4065 4075 4084 4092 4098 4104 4111 4121 4125 4128 4143 4151 4153 4181 3005 3022 3023 3025 3028 3030 3035 3036 3065 3184
2500bc-14/1300bc A hengiform monument with a neatly cut ditch and no causeway, with a probable external bank. The ditch was centred on a large solution hole in the chalk bedrock. There were a few pieces of AOC Beaker in the secondary ditch fill. Within the enclosed area were 5 small pits which may have been cremations, one containing a bronze fragment from a disc-headed pin.

In one area of the lower ditch silts was a deposit of disarticulated and partially articulated human and animal bones. A grave was cut into the inner edge of the ditch but nothing remained of any skeleton.
14/1300bc-8/700bc On the outer edge of the ditch of the hengiform monument was a large chalk quarry pit cut into the ditch side. Both the quarry pit and the ditch edge were sealed by the deposition in the partially silted in ditch of a layer of domestic rubbish. This included flint scrapers, knives and hammerstones, quern fragments, spindle whorls, a bronze conical boss, a bronze razor, bronze tweezers, and pottery characterised by pie-crust rims, cable work cordons, and finger work decoration. The pottery is Late Bronze Age and the excavator believed it indicated the presence of a settlement nearby.
Remains/Period Y4 N3
County Kent
Region SE
National grid square TR
X coordinate 385
Y coordinate 704
Bibliographic source Smith 1984


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